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Fast Food No-No’s

Fast food menus are full of unnecessary calories, artery-clogging fats and blood pressure rising sodium. Here are some of the worst choices and some better options when eating fast food: Chipotle WORST: Burrito with your choice of meat, white rice, beans, … Continue reading

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28 Tips To Prevent Heart Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which is about one in every four deaths. It is believed the number of cardiovascular disease deaths, … Continue reading

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Protein Power: How Much is too Much?

How Much Protein Do I Need? Protein is an important macronutrient that our bodies need to function properly, but our bodies don’t need quite as much protein as people tend to think. Protein is different from the other two macronutrients, … Continue reading

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Easy, Healthy Ingredient Substitutions

Healthy cooking can be easy and delicious! Try these simple substitutions to turn your favorite recipes into healthy foods your whole family will love (and likely not notice any difference!). 1. Black beans subbed for flour Substitute equal amounts of … Continue reading

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Healthy Food Options at Holiday Parties

Stay on Santa’s nice list by choosing these healthy options at holiday celebrations: Salsa – This super low-calorie snack is packed with lycopene, vitamin A and fiber. Go easy on the chips and use this dip to add a kick … Continue reading

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25 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is a challenging time for everyone’s waistline. Most people gain one to two pounds during the holidays and those who are already overweight may gain five or more pounds. We all know those pesky pounds don’t disappear … Continue reading

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Derrell D. Down Pounds and Diabetes Free

When Derrell D. walked through the doors of the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek, he was 340 pounds, diabetic and suffering from high blood pressure. A fall left him with torn quadriceps tendons, and he relied on a … Continue reading

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Foods that Make You Bloat and How to Prevent It

Are you tired of not being able to fit into your favorite skinny jeans or hate having rings stuck on your fingers due to bloating? Bloating makes you feel like you’ve gained weight, but luckily this is only due to … Continue reading

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Score! Eating Healthy at Sporting Events

Whether you’re heading to a professional football game or your kid’s T-ball tournament, healthy options can be hard to find. Sometimes you have to give up the search and settle for the least of the worst when it comes to … Continue reading

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Read It Before You Eat It

Food labels can be tricky to decipher if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Learn more about the food that goes into your mouth by reading the Nutrition Facts Label on the back of products. The knowledge gained by … Continue reading

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